Born-Again Agnostic Getting Too Preachy To Friends

Electronic Internet News

by Jimmy Guthrie, EIN Associate Assistant

Friends of Born-Again Agnostic Brian Salvatore say he has gone too far in his quest to spread the Good News about Agnosticism. EIN spoke with Salvatore's roommates, Jacob Rader and Steven Becker. They claim Salvatore has crossed the line between expressing one's personal beliefs and allowing others to express their own faiths.

"It started with him getting that 'Whatever!' t-shirt," remembers Rader, a Reform Jew. "Then he came up with that whole 'born-again agnostic' mantra. That was the beginning of the end."

Becker also says he is tired of hearing the agnostic dogma. "I'm Catholic. I believe in God. I don't know why, I just do. But Brian's always saying, 'How do you know if there's a God? How do you know you're going to heaven? Open your heart to the peace that comes from not knowing, and not caring.'"

Salvatore says he will continue his ministry of doubt, ignorance, and bliss, despite the annoyance expressed by his friends. "I have the Good News and I feel it's my duty to share it with the world. I'm not an Atheist. That's a common misconception. To Atheists I say, 'How do you know there's not a God?' Just like the religious people, they usually fire back a bunch of blah-bity-blah about why they believe what they do. Then they get really annoyed when my only response is," he pauses and points to his shirt. "Whatever!"